Shannon & Eddie
Shannon and Eddie had an entire, full day event planned to celebrate their love in April, 2020. One week before the date, they called me in tears. Shannon told me that due to the unfortunate circumstances, they were calling all of their guests and letting them know they were no longer celebrating. Instead, they were choosing to have a very small, Asheville, NC elopement.
They were still getting married. COVID was not going to stop them from sharing vows and making it official. They asked if I would still be a part of it and, of course, I obliged. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything (Except the law-noting that a Stay At Home order was not in place at this time).
Their Asheville, NC Elopement
The most incredible part of the situation was the way the two of them still carried on with their happiness. When Patrick and I walked into their own living room, we saw that Shannon had used all of their rustic wedding decorations to set up a sweetheart table for two.
It was full of special details that would have been key to their reception. She had multiple boxes of important details: jewelry, rings, invitations, ribbons. The whole nine yards.
Although, typically we bring our own styling kits, we didn’t need to provide a single thing. It was obvious that Shannon had spent lots of time making everything perfect for their at-home elopement.
We carried on with the getting ready and detail shots. The entire day was laid back. No strict timeline to rush through. It felt so personal.
We then drove down to Lake Lure, where they shared their First Look together under the blooming pear trees.
There were six people total for their lakeside ceremony: the bride, groom, daughter, officiant and the two of us.
It was perfectly intimate. They still streamed an online Zoom meeting with their closest friends and family who couldn’t be there.
They kept it short and sweet. Very sweet. 5 minutes at most, which makes for a perfect elopement ceremony script.
How Can You Stay Positive Through A Cancelled Wedding?
As your wedding vendor, or potential wedding vendor, I want you to know that you are in loving hands. In general, I always do everything I can to give my couples the best experience.
This situation was unpredictable and completely tragic. But we have vowed to keep positivity flowing throughout our business.
Please don’t forget to hug your fiance and appreciate your loved ones. Look to the future, and know that the best things are worth the wait.
Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to see Shannon and Eddie’s awesome review and to connect with their incredible vendors!
Asheville, NC Elopement
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